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After flyover collapse, Adityanath pays surprise visits to under-construction sites in Varanasi

WION Web Team
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaUpdated: May 20, 2018, 02:23 PM IST

File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Photograph:(ANI)

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The sites visited by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister included hospitals, a water treatment plant and a pumping station

Following the deadly under-construction flyover collapse in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a surprise visit on Saturday night to various under-construction sites in the city.

The sites visited by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister included hospitals, a water treatment plant and a pumping station.

Adityanath's first stop was the ESI hospital where he asked the concerned authorities to get the construction work done by December 2018. His next visit was Sarnath -- located 10 kms from Varanasi -- to inspect the condition of the 100 MLD Water Treatment Plant. After construction, the plant is expected to source clean water to 7 lakh and 27 thousand people. The project is expected to be complated by November this year.

The next stops were a pumping station in Chowka Ghat and a cancer hospital in Leher Tara.The Chief Minister asked the officers on duty to get the pumping station ready by June 29 and the cancer hospital as soon as possible since it was being made for the welfare of the society. 

In the Nariya locality near the Banaras Hindu University, Adityanath visited the construction site of the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Hospital. Adityanath ordered the concerned department to get the hospital ready by December 2018.

Adityanath is taking all the under-construction sites into consideration after the flyover mishap in Varanasi on May 15 that left at least 18 people dead and 11 others critically injured.

The Varanasi Police has ordered the officials of the Uttar Pradesh Setu Nigam to not leave the city without informing the Superintendent of Police (SP). 

SP, Crime JN Pandey told the press that the police have gathered all the information from the project manager of the collapsed bridge.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged under sections 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), section 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide) and section 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Later in the day, Yogi Adityanath will also visit the site where a portion of the under-construction flyover collapsed. 

(With inputs from ANI)